Tickle (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Tickle lowers the target's Attack and Defense by one stage each.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Tickle turns into Z-Tickle and raises Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Makes the foe laugh to lower ATTACK and DEFENSE.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is made to laugh, reducing its ATTACK and DEFENSE stats.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user tickles the foe into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Tickle at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 44
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 43
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 48
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 15
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 15
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 46
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 9
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 7
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 7
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 7
Tapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 38
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Tickle as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Fairy, Field